I got to school the next day and I didn’t bother to say hi to Xavier, just sat on my seat quietly.
Mom had called at my aunt’s place telling me that there’s an emergency at home and I should come home immediately we close from school.
She sounded so worried and it even made me worried. I couldn’t even tell why she sounded that way but I know it’s really an emergency for her to speak that way.
I tried my best not to think much about it and focus in class, hopefully when I get home, I’ll get answers.
Xavier’s mom had been happy and I didn’t understand what she meant by love.
She promised to answer my question by enlightening me on my feelings. She’d told me that she’ll take me out and make me learn more about my feelings.
I had agreed and I was happy because finally, I’ll get answers and know exactly what I feel towards Xavier.
The next day, I prepared for school and before I could eat breakfast, Xavier already left for school.
I felt so low spirited because it’s the first time he’d be leaving for school without me.
His mother didn’t say anything and she made me ride in another car. The drive was boring and I felt bad and guilty.
I don’t want Xavier to be mad at me, at all. I know I’m at fault for ignoring him the previous day but I couldn’t help it.
I’ll talk to him today and I hope he’ll listen to me and forgive me and most importantly, ?????? ?? ??? ??? ?’??.
I got to school and walked solemnly to the class as if I was mourning someone. I was in a very bad state of mind and my heart was hurting real bad.
What has Xavier done to me to make me feel this way towards him?
“I think I love her.” I blurted out and stared at my fingers.
I couldn’t bring myself to look at Rio because I didn’t want to see a taunting smirk on his face. After my confession, there was silence – like total silence.
Rio didn’t say anything and I was shocked because I know Rio… He’d be laughing or making jest of me for falling in love but not hearing him say anything creeped me out.
I stared at him and he had a knowing but shocked expression.
“I knew it!” He suddenly gasped and jumped up happily.
“Woah! Admit it Xavier, you don’t think you love her, you love her. Yay!” He squealed enthusiastically and spread his arms happily in the air and faced skyward.
He looked happy and I couldn’t help but giggle. Rio is one hell of a funny guy.
“I’m so happy!” He screamed happily.
“Hey, will you keep it down?” I groaned, feeling bashful. I palmed my face and groaned loudly.
He sat down beside me on the bench and turned to stare at me.
“What really happened?” He asked, looking all serious like he wasn’t the one who was screaming loudly in happiness.
“Well…I don’t know. The feelings…I can’t deny them anymore. It’s something that’s growing bigger each passing day.
I was really so scared to the teeth and I was worried almost to death because I couldn’t find her. At that moment, I knew I didn’t want her to leave. I didn’t want anything bad to happen to her.
I was so scared and I couldn’t even bring myself to sleep knowing that she’s not home and she doesn’t even know her way around. And when she returned and she didn’t want to talk to me, I felt more heartbroken. I’ve never felt the way I feel towards her towards anybody and I didn’t need anybody to tell me that I’ve fallen in love with her.
I’ve read books and watch movies and I know I couldn’t deny the feelings any longer.” I explained.
Rio sighed and clapped his hands, smiling sheepishly.
“Wow! I knew you were gonna fall helplessly in love with her.” He smiled.
“Yeah, whatever.” I snorted.
“So, what are you gonna do? Are you gonna confess your feelings to her?” He asked.
“Yeah, but I have a plan though.” I said and did a lopsided smirk.
School was over and I hurriedly took my backpack and left the classroom heading to the parking lots.
Fortunately, my chaffeur was already waiting for me and so, I just slide in and locked the door.
I got home and just standing by the door, I heard yells and screams – like an heated argument was going on.
I pushed the door opened and got in and I met my parents, exchanging words hotly.
Mom was filled with rage and she was in tears too. I stood gob-smacked, watching my parents fight.
They stopped as soon as they noticed my presence.
“Chelsea!” They both called and advanced towards me, looking guilty.
“Mom? Dad?” I called, finding it hard to believe seeing my parents exchange words hotly.
I haven’t seen them this way and the reason behind it, I still and couldn’t fathom it.
“Chelsea dear.” Dad called and I could tell he was nervous. “Come sit, we have something to tell you.” He added, more like a whisper.
I dragged my feet lazily from the floor and walked to the sofa and sat on it.
My parents stared at each other – mom actually glared at dad, before sitting down opposite me.
“I have a confession to make…” Dad started and rubbed his palms nervously.
Okay, what the hell is going on?
I really need answers and seeing them this way made me feel like I’m in the dark, I’m lost.
“Your dad has a mistress!” Mom suddenly snapped and glared angrily at dad and if looks could kill, then I’m sure dad would’ve been six feet below the ground.
My mouth snapped open in shock and my head seems to ring.
“What!” I gasped in shock and stared at mom – with eyes that said ‘tell me you’re lying.’
Dad glanced at her and sighed before turning to look at me.
“Well, the truth is that I have a daughter from my past relationship with a lady.
I swear, I didn’t know until few days ago they showed themselves to me and the lady told me the truth.” Dad said and looked at me pleadingly.
I was speechless… I laughed and stared at him like he’s grown two heads on his head.
Just then, I heard footsteps and I was so shocked to see Alicia and a woman that looks familiar.
“That’s Alicia and she’s your sister.”
And that left a huge bang on my head.
When Xavier and I got back from school, I apologized to him and he did same. He told me he wasn’t angry with me and he accepts me just the way I am and that brought tears to my eyes.
I was so touched because I didn’t expect him to accept me once.
We became friends like we used to and we even became closer.
He was still tutoring me and I was learning faster and getting to know things. Things I thought were strange or like magic, I knew them and their uses.
I got to know names of food and also learn how to eat them, and also learn how to use the cutleries appropriately.
According to Xavier and his mom, I’ve learnt so many things and I’m a fast learner and that had made me happy.
Xavier’s mom had taken me out to shop for new clothes but she had actually did the picking since I couldn’t.
The clothes were pretty and she also bought dresses for the prom party. She had been so happy knowing that Xavier and I were prom partners. According to her, she’s gonna make me look really pretty that he wouldn’t be able to take his eyes off me.
It was so much fun but exhausting too.
She never gets tired.
I stared in shock as I stared at the result. It was written positive.
I had taken the strand of Delaney’s hair to the lab so a DNA test can be conducted between the both of us.
And now, it confirmed it that Delaney is really my daughter.
Tears filled my eyes – I didn’t know if it was tears of joy or sadness but I knew I was happy.
I thought my child had died!
I have a daughter apart from Chelsea.
Will she believe and accept me?
Oh my God!
“You should clean my room thoroughly okay?” Delaney ordered as I entered her room with the cleaning equipments in my hands.
She hissed at me and walked out of her room, not after giving me a hard glare.
I gulped down and stared around the room.
The room was scatters and clothes were littered carelessly around the room.
I knew she purposely messed up her room to frustrate me.
I walked towards her table and a beautiful drawing was on it. I picked up the drawing paper and stared admiringly at it. As I turned to walk away from there, my leg kicked the table and her bag fell and the content in it spilled.
I quickly bent to pick up the things and just then, something fell off from in between her books.